Theme Areas For The Week (30th June - 06th July)

FOCUS: Renewable Energy vs. Fossil Fuels.

THEME: Evaluating the challenges and opportunities in transitioning from fossil fuels to renewable energy sources and the geopolitics of energy in a low-carbon world.

GEOGRAPHY: Focus on specific instances within a region, country, city, or locality.

FOCUS: Climate Change Impact on Rural Livelihoods.

THEME: Examining the effects of climate change on rural economies and livelihoods, and identifying adaptive strategies for farmers and rural communities.

GEOGRAPHY: Focus on specific instances within a region, country, city, or locality.

For All New Writers

If you are new here, we welcome you to our community of writers!

We are excited to have you join us and share your insights, creativity, and love for the planet with fellow community members and readers globally.

Here are some important things to know as a new writer in our community:

  1. Remuneration: This is a non-paid relationship as such you agree that this is a free-will commitment to help enlighten people on issues of climate change.

  2. Timing: You are not obligated to commit to any specific time duration other than that agreeable to you. You simply write and submit articles during the week.

  3. Guidelines: Before you start writing, please take a moment to read and understand our community Privacy Policy and Terms of Use of the CCW website. You are also advised to read the guidelines below as they will help you prepare and submit your articles properly.

  4. Themes: Themes (areas to focus on) are provided at the start of every week. These are to guide the writer community for that week. However, you may want to write on previously provided themes or some other pressing issues in your local community (This will be critically vetted though.)

  5. Submitting your work: Once you have written your piece, you can submit it for review by our editorial team. This you can do once logged in to your writer account on the CCW website.

  6. Feedback and revisions: If your work meets guidelines, it will be published (without you necessarily being contacted). However, if otherwise you will be contacted in order to have the issues corrected.

  7. Promoting your work: Once your work is published, feel free to share it with your friends and family to promote it. You can also use our community platform to connect with other writers and readers and to promote your work.

  8. Keep learning: As a writer, it's important to continue learning and growing. We encourage you to read other writers' work and to always be open to constructive criticism.

  9. We are excited to have you as a part of our community and look forward to reading your work! If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to us at any time. Happy writing!

Article Selection Criteria

The following are the guidelines for selecting and assenting articles for publication;

  1. Issue(s) Identified - How clearly are the issues/problems identified in the article within the context of climate change.

  2. Evidence(s) Provided - How compelling are the evidences provided to support the claims made in the article.

  3. Brevity Of Article - This criteria assesses how concise and appropriate the use of terms, conventions, etc, is. As well as the soundness of content therein.

  4. Solution(s) Provided - This assesses whether the writer has clearly provided solutions to the identified problems.

  5. Urgency Of Problem - This evaluates the urgency of the issues/problems identified; and how urgent is this problem that warrants immediate publication.

CCW Writing Work-Flow

  • Submission Of Theme Areas - 
    • When signed in to the website Only, Writers have the opportunity to submit areas they would want to be considered as theme areas. 
  • Selection of two (2) Theme Areas
    • After due assessment, 2 theme areas will be selected and published on the writing guidelines page.
  • At the start of every week, the two selected theme areas are made available.
  • Writers from across the world are expected to write on any of these (as per individual choice).
  • Editors review and select all articles that meet standard selection criteria.
  • Satisfactory articles are published on the CCW website and social media accounts.

Modalities For Article Preparation And Submission

  • Articles Are Between 600-1000 Words In Length.

  • The writer clearly provides a title for the article.

  • The writer provides a suitable image that the writer has a copyright on - the use of this image is however subject to the applicability to the article context. [Pixabay, Unsplash, Pexels etc, are possible sources]

  • Submissions are done via each writer's own account, once they are logged in - A guide is available here.

  • All Submissions Suggest That Use Rights Have Been Given To Climate Change Writers. 

Benefits To Climate Change Writers

  • Quarterly Digital Certificate To Outstanding Writers
  • Outstanding Writers Are Recognised And Published At The End Of A Year.
  • Recognition and Acknowledgment across all CCW platforms.